Liverpool Community Independents memo notes Labour council’s farcical response
Liverpool’s Labour-run council has told a group of independent councillors that it has no records of parking fines incurred by councillors and secretly rescinded – five months after the scandal of secretly rescinded parking fines incurred by fourteen Labour councillors broke in the local press.
A Liverpool Community Independents (LCI) memo, obtained by Skwawkbox, reveals the council’s farcical attempt to claim it has no information:
Summer meeting online, Sunday, 29th July, 7.30pm.
We will be holding an online meeting to discuss face to face meetings in the future, a possible social event, recruitment and funding. This looks like the best date because, by then, we will have had the first full council of the year and the Audit Committee at which the parking fines issue will come up. Can everyone put the date in their diaries please? A Zoom link will follow.
We will be seconding a cross party motion on the damning Ofsted into Children’s Services and both proposing and seconding a motion on the proposed closure of rail ticket offices.
Parking fines scandal
The City Council has made a fool of itself by saying it holds no information on councillors’ parking fines being rescinded even though the information from 2015-20 has already led to a full Liverpool Echo exposé. Are they really telling us there was information for five of the thirteen years Labour has been in power in Liverpool but not the eight years either side of that period?
We have been accorded an internal review, almost certainly a whitewash and have written to the Information Commissioners’ Office.
We have ordered two batches of the registers that show who voted, but the City Council is saying it can’t find our third order even though we have given them the bank details and time of payment. We should have it resolved soon and will issue the relevant registers so our candidates in 2027 will have the information needed to win.
The LCI group stunned the Labour-run council in May by thrashing the Labour candidates in Garston in the south of the city and Orrell Park in the north, despite sewer-level Labour smear campaigns, so Labour’s desire to avoid scrutiny might be understandable. But as the memo points out, the scandal of 51 parking fines cancelled for at least fourteen Labour councillors broke in the local media fully five months ago:
The level of denialism is on a par with Labour’s determination to ignore the various documentary series that have exposed the ‘Labour antisemitism’ scam – and to punish anyone who dares acknowledge or show them – but hardly surprising given the Labour council’s appalling readiness to cosy up to Keir Starmer despite his repeated columns in the Murdoch S*n, which is hated and boycotted in the city and across Merseyside.
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